|Introduced||14 August 1996|
|TLD type||Country code top-level domain|
|Registry||University Telinformatic Centre|
|Sponsor||University Telinformatic Centre|
|Intended use||Entities connected with Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Actual use||Fairly popular in Bosnia-Herzegovina|
|Registration restrictions||Must be located in Bosnia-Herzegovina or have representative there|
|Structure||Registrations are directly at second level, or at third level beneath some second-level labels|
The procedure for registering domains within .ba is slightly more complicated than in other ccTLDs; the process is defined by laws and regulations of BiH institutions. For more information, please see Regulations regarding the registration of the BA domain. While international domains can be bought by anyone without any additional requests and documents, .BA domains can be registered by only entities that meet all requirements listed in the Regulations. While domain registration is free, a local presence is needed. Any company that has a registered name or registered trademark in Bosnia–Herzegovina can register an eponymous .BA domain (provided that the domain is not already taken), though some additional caveats apply.
Privately-owned second-level domains are permitted, which for-profit companies use. But there are also standardised second level domains:
- .edu.ba for educational organisations
- .gov.ba for governmental authorities
- .net.ba for network operators
- .org.ba for non profit organisations
The rules for the standardised second level domains are fairly well enforced.
- "Regulations recarding the registration of the BA domain". NIC.BA. Archived from the original on 2020-07-09. Retrieved 2020-11-28.